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    When it comes to curbside recycling, there are three types of people: those who recycle; those who don’t recycle, and those who recycle correctly. The growth of commingled (single-stream) recycling—where all recyclable products are placed in a single container for curbside pickup—has dramatically increased the rate of recycling by as much as 50 percent in […]

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    What is Incineration Ash? Waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration is the process of burning waste materials to produce heat that can thereafter be used to evaporate water and generate steam. As in coal and nuclear energy generation processes, that steam can be used to power a steam turbine which in turn generates electrical energy. However, because the […]

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    What happens when the largest buyer of recycled consumer waste decides that it no longer wants to be the recipient of the world’s trash? That is the question facing municipalities and recycling companies in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. In a dramatic move last April, the city of Ipswich in Queensland, Australia decided to […]

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    Construction and demolition, or C&D materials, are the various waste streams (e.g., wood, metals, concrete, asphalt, gypsum) generated from the  construction, renovation, and demolition of roads, buildings, and bridges. In the United States alone more than 500 million tons of C&D materials are generated annually. Because so much C&D waste is produced, it is imperative […]

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    Industrial waste management is the process by which industrial manufacturing businesses dispose of the waste products generated by their operations. It is important to implement an efficient industrial waste management system to ensure your company is responsible and environmentally friendly when generating a significant amount of waste. Industrial waste may be more harmful to the […]

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    There are many recycling myths floating around, some are true, some are outdated, and some even hinder the process of recycling. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most common recycling myths: 1. Recycling is expensive; it’s cheaper just to landfill. False!, well, in most cases. Recycling and landfilling cost different amounts in different […]

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    Manufacturers are the largest consumers of material that is recycled from end-of-life products and industrial scrap. Manufacturers also can be among the largest suppliers of scrap materials. In most manufacturing settings, there are multiple steps that involve molding or cutting materials before reaching the final product. As much as manufacturers try to minimize waste, it […]

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    Now, more than ever, it’s important that businesses and consumers recycle manufactured goods due to ever increasing populations and dwindling resources. There are two main types of recycling processes —open-loop recycling and closed-loop recycling—that differ in the overall sustainability of the supply chain of the raw materials processed so it is important to be aware […]

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    The United States produces an average of 11 million tons of shingle waste annually from roofing manufacturers and roof tear-offs. But this 11 million tons accounts for almost eight percent of the total annual construction and demolition related waste. Of that 11 million tons, asphalt shingles—the most popular roofing material in the United States—accounts for […]

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    On Monday, February 11-13, General Kinematics attended C&D World Exhibition and Conference, a gathering of C&D recyclers from around the country who attended the event to learn about up and coming trends and technology in the industry. Debuted in the GK booth was General Kinematics’ new equipment monitoring line BARRIER™: featuring the new APEX™ and VERTEX™ units.

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